Home of the Week: Mill Valley retreat wrapped in leafy ambiance

Sequestered among the trees minutes above downtown Mill Valley, this serene private retreat is surrounded by green forest views and sweeping vistas of the canyon.

Set at 12 Manzanita Place in Middle Ridge, one of Mill Valley’s most sought-after neighborhoods, wrapped in a leafy, secluded ambiance. Its light-filled living spaces receive all-day sun in the area’s temperate, less foggy banana belt.

The celebration of nature continues in the entry, where a stunning floor-to-ceiling wall of stained glass trees competes with the real trees beyond the multi-paneled window nearby.

Both the living room space with its beamed cathedral ceiling and the family room area with its cozy stone fireplace are wrapped in multiple windows that frame the greenery outside.

The wall of windows stretches all the way to the adjoining open dining room and the airy eat-in kitchen, defined by a large prep island.

Upstairs, a Juliette balcony overlooks the living room. The master retreat is lit by a group of corner windows and a glowing fireplace. Its easy, elegant bath features dual sinks and a long, glass-enclosed spa-style shower with bench.

All three other suites enjoy natural light from windows that welcome the green views in. One suite – an ideal choice for a children’s room – has a charming dormer ceiling and skylight.

A broad deck along the rear of the home ends in a freeform rock-edged pool and spa set against a backdrop of forest views.

Hidden minutes above downtown Mill Valley, this green haven is listed by Katrina Kehl at $2,595,000.